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Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation
Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objecti...
An Introduction to a Transition from Conventional to Contemporary Urban Theorization
A Transition from Conventional to Contemporary Urban Theorization Urban Studies has long sought to examine and explain the structures and interconnectedness of world cities through traditional and conventional aspects of urban theory. It has recently become more evident that this approach to the study of urban geography...
A Look at Urban Youth Clothing
URBAN YOUTH CLOTHING People always wonder why urban youth dress the way they do. The baggy clothes, the bright clothes, and the expensive name brands, the hundred dollar boots, sneakers and symbols. Maybe it is the financial status or the urban areas, or could it be the influence that Hip Hop artists perceive to the youth...
An Informative Paper Explaining the Factors and Fallacies of Urban Consolidation
Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objectiv...
Restoring and Improving Urban Infrastructure
The growing population, not only in America but also around the world, is threatening our infrastructure. Our roads, sewer systems, bridges, and railroad systems are just some things that make up our infrastructure. As the population grows our infrastructure is being use more and more until it hits its breaking point. O...
Downtown Is Hotter in More Ways Than One
Ever wonder why downtown is so naturally hotter than the surrounding suburban and rural communities? The reason why a metropolitan area experiences a higher temperature than its rural neighbors is due to a phenomenon called the urban heat island effect. An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is significantly...
Why Life in the City is Better Than Rural Life
There are many advantages and disadvantages to living in a big city or small town. Both hold certain characteristics that make it special to the specific person. One person might prefer living in the city, with its fast-paced life style, while another might prefer the quietness of a small town. The different views all boil...
An Essay on Pope Urban II and the Crusades
The crusades, a series of campaigns that were initially launched by Pope Urban II in 1096 were one of the bloodiest and most ineffective militaristic missions in history. The death toll can not be accurately counted but it is estimated in the millions. It started simply as a plea for help by the emperor of Byzantium to the...
Herbert Gans' Critical Analysis of Urban Renewal in the Book The Urban Villagers
Urban Renewal in Boston the West End and Government Center Boston's West End is the most well documented neighborhood destroyed by urban "renewal," made famous initially by Herbert Gans's book, The Urban Villagers, 1962. Although approximately 63 percent of the families displaced by urban renewal were African-A...
A Brief History and the Development of the Urban Revolution
Wright 1 Urban Evolutionary Trends: In chapter three of "The City in History", Lewis Mumford critiques those tenants of urban history that cleave to positivist views of urban city development, and alternatively, he hypothesizes a set of tools that can further the understanding of ancient urban city development...